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developing right now on "early today," new bombshells in the general petraeus scandal. they say general john allen is connected to gill kelly. details ahead. plus a late night search of the fbi of paula broadwell's home in charlotte. all of this as we face incredibly wide swinging weather patterns that seem to defy anything that we've seen before. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. breaking news overnight in the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus.
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this morning defense secretary leon panetta announced the man who succeeded david petraeus is under investigation himself. general john allen, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghan stand is accused of, quote, inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she started the investigation. a senior official traveling with allen says his communications with kelly are under review. the official says general allen disputes engaging in any wrongdoing in the matter. the fbi referred the matter to the department of defense for investigation on sunday. early this morning secretary panetta directed that the defense department inspector general investigate. meanwhile, last night fbi agents went to the home of biographer paula broadwell, the woman government officials say petraeus acknowledged having an affair with.
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a senior law enforcement official says the search was consensual, not a raid. meanwhile, they said petraeus had hoped to survive the scandal but he was told to resign by james clapper. andrea mitchell broke the petraeus story. she has more on the e-mail and the growing demand for answers on capital hill. >> reporter: we learned what was in the anonymous harassing e-mails from jill kelly whose volunteer work for military families brought her and her husband into contact with the petraeus's and other generals. it was her call for help to the fbi that kicked off the investigation. >> the e-mails accused kelly of improper socializing with generals. they also had references to the comings and goings of general petraeus that weren't public. >> reporter: kelly's brother says his sister was a victim. >> my sister, number one, is a
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mother. she has three kids. she's extremely dedicated to those kids. she's a wife and she's been extremely dedicated to her husband. >> reporter: who would have access to petraeus's classified schedule? the fbi trail says it leads to paula broadwell. she's seen in afghanistan. a military reservist and felw west point graduate, broadwell attended the general's meeting here. their affair began and lasted for ten months. broadwell often talked about her security clearances and recently about the benghazi attack seeming to cite inside information. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this but the cia annex had taken a couple of libyan members prisoners. they think the attack was an attempt to get them back.
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>> reporter: do you have any information on that? >> no. my staff has checked and they were told this isn't true. we'll see. this is something we need to check out and check out carefully and we will. >> reporter: feinstein will chair a senate inquiry into benghazi this week wants to know what petraeus learned on a secret trip to debrief the cia station chief there shortly before he resigned. >> we have asked to see the trip report. one person tells me he has read it and then we try to get it and then they tell me it hasn't be been done. that's unacceptable. we're entitled to this trip report and if we have to go to the floor of the senate on a subpoena, we will do just that. >> reporter: feinstein and the republican intelligence chairman, michael rogers, also want to know why the president didn't learn of the fbi investigation until last wednesday and why they didn't learn until a day later, the day he resigned. eric cantor learned of it a few weeks earlier from a disgruntled
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fbi agent. in washington lawmakers return to the capital this morning. they will no doubt be buzzing about the petraeus and allen investigation, but they'll also be faced with a much larger problem. the fiscal cliff if not dealt with before the end of the year will impact everyone in america. today president obama will be meeting with key labor and progressive leaders at the white house for the first in a series of high profile economic talks that he will be hosting this week. well, from hurricane sandy to last week's nor'easter to spring like weather in the east and a mercury plunge in the west, many are asking what is with the crazy extremes in weather. well, nbc's chief environmental affairs correspond don't ann thompson has that story. >> reporter: america has a case of weather whiplash. >> 60 degrees our high on friday and 28 degrees as our hi on saturday. >> reporter: this weekend the west went from summer to winter overnight. >> that's winter. >> it's winter.
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>> instawinter. >> reporter: the northeast bass beings in spring like temperatures, still recovering from superstorm sandy and a nor'easter. >> i'm waiting for the locusts next. >> reporter: this year alone the nation's endured a withering draw the, wildfires and the warmest month on record. in 2011 there were 14 extreme weather events each doing more than a billion in damage. now some politicians are connecting the dots blaming the gases that come from burning cole, oil and gas from changing the climate. >> climate change, extreme weather, call it what you will, but it is undeniable. >> reporter: most scientists are more cautious. >> we know that global warming shifts the odds of certain extreme events so we can't say that sandy was definitely caused by global warming but we can say it shifted the odds in its favor. >> reporter: what they are certain about is that sea levels are rising, about a foot here in the new york area since 1900.
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making sandy's storm surge that much more destructive forever altering the coast line. extreme weather with extreme price tags becoming more common place. anne thompson, nbc news new york. for a look at the weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins, he has your weather channel forecast. >> good morning. nothing extreme today. >> nothing for anne thompson to report on here. >> exactly. good morning, everyone. umbrellas are needed in new england down through the mid-atlantic this morning. you'll carry it home as the rain will be long gone. i-95, between washington, baltimore, trenton, new york city, even lower portions of the hudson valley and new england, the rain is moving in. this shield of light rain. nothing too intense with it but just enough that you will need the windshield wipers. a wider view shows it goes into the the adirondacks, new hampshire, vermont. the forecast is going to call
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for that front to kick off the east coast during the day today. temperatures will plummet as a warm, beautiful day yesterday. the cold air in the heart of the country will spill to the east coast. no big storms behind this. we're really dealing with temperatures that are chilly from minneapolis to denver. with sunshine, it will be pretty manageable. 40 in chicago, 55 in kansas city, not bad in texas. as i mentioned on the east coast, rain this morning and this afternoon looks okay. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the rain outside your window. cincinnati, ohio, brisk, cold this morning, 44 this afternoon. that's better than what you dealt with yesterday with the rain for your commute. minneapolis leading up to 40 degrees today. most areas slightly below average. so the big buzz is about a week from now it looks possible for another coastal type storm wind event for the eastern seaboard. that's what we'll be watching in the days ahead. all right, bill.
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thanks so much. the sumpt s. is posed to be the biggest oil producer. new health warning for women. the donald has 400,000 signatures pushing macy's to drop donald trump. you're watching "early today."
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well, stories making news this morning. new york's governor, andrew cuomo, wants $30 billion in federal aid to rebuild after sandy. almost 60,000 customers are still without power on new york's long island, and all new jersey drivers can now buy gasoline today as odd/even rationing ends. over the next decade u.s. oil output is expected to surpass saudi arabia according to the national energy agency. by 2020 the u.s. could be the largest oil producer in the world. kevin clash, the voice on elmo on sesame street, is taking a leave of absence after allegations surfaced of a relationship with an underage
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male, but clash admits to the relationship saying that it was between two consenting adults. the word of the year in the oxford american dictionary for 2012 is gif which stands for graphic image formats. it's widely used on the internet. other words include eurogeddon, super pac and sooup err storm. well, a new study finds a link between women who had the flu during pregnancy and autism. children born to women who had the flu while pregnant were at least twice as likely being diagnosed with autism before the age of three. pregnant women who had a fever for over a week were also at risk. researchers are urging pregnant women to get their flu shots. stocks started the week on the flat side but there was a an excitement when there was a trading glitch that ate up half the day's trading volume. 216 securities were affected.
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antivirus software billionaire john mccalf fee is wanted for questioning in the murder of his name in be lease. police say mcafee is the prime suspect. his company was sold to intel in 2011 for over $7 billion. more than 400,000 people have signed a petition asking macy's to cut ties with donald trump. a new macy's holiday ad reportedly makes light of trump's support of the so called birther movement which questioned president obama's citizenship by tugging on santa's beard to make sure it was his. rim is waiting for blackberry's new operating system. and model 10 has named tesla's model s the 2012 car of the year. coming up, an arizona woman runs over her husband with an
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suv for not voting. we're serious. plus, nascar's jeff gordon will be writing a very big check over this fight. sports is next.
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plenty of other stories making news early today in america. we begin with new developments surrounding a deadly explosion that decimated an indianapolis
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neighborhood. investigators believe natural gas played a role in the blast but stopped short of labeling it as the official cause. over 2 dozen homeowners are being kept out until the investigation is complete, but on monday were allowed to return for an hour to salvage what they could. >> i'm a retiree and with heart problems, this is the last thing i needed. next to arizona where a six month pregnant woman nearly killed her husband for not voting on election day. listen to these 911 calls. >> somebody just got ran over here. >> this woman just ran down her boyfriend or husband in the parking lot. we just had a kid get hit by a car. >> somebody got hit by a car. >> police say the 28-year-old who blames president obama for her family's woes became irate after learning her husband didn't show up at the polls.
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he's in critical condition while the wife faces domestic assault charges. let's get to sports. steelers, chiefs. pittsburgh's ben roethlisberger connected on a touchdown pass to mike wallace but kansas city's defense sacked big ben and he left the game with a separated shoulder. the steelers pulled out an overtime win with a field goal. final score 16-13. "yahoo! sports" is apologizing for the outage of its fantasy football site on sunday. lots of people are upcity set about that. in the nba, a game-time three-point shot by utah's al jefferson bounced out and then in sending the game into o.t. and then in the third overtime, paul millsap's three-pointer wrapped up a 140-133 jazz win over the raptors. in baseball, rookie of the year honors in the american league went to mike trout of the los angeles angels. the nats bryce harper was the
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national league rookie of the year. they were coincidentally teammates on 9 scottsdale scorpions just about a year ago. and the penalties have been handed out after a brawl at a nascar race in phoenix on sunday. bumping on the track led to a fist fight between pit crews for jeff gordon and clint bowyer. gordon was fined $100,000 for intentionally wrecking boier's car. just ahead, two big reasons for tweens to rejoice and which odd couple event happened on this date in tv history? plus, some of america's war veterans marked their own holiday by helping out others in need. you're watching "early today."
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well, welcome back to "early today" on this tuesday. we are watching rain heading through many of the big cities on the east coast. bring the umbrellas. anywhere in new england, upstate new york, right down from new york, philly, d.c., baltimore. it will be over by noon today in just about all areas. that's a good part about this forecast. the cold air will move in. don't expect the warmth like we had yesterday a long the east coast. temperatures in the midwest. slow recovery. we've hit our peak coldness. we'll warm it up here. everyone looks for a nice, quiet day across the country. that looks nice. monday marks the beginning of the end for "twilight", robert pattinson and kristen
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stewart vamped it up at the "breaking dawn" premiere. e. news asked if pattinson would ever play a vampire. he said, yeah, certainly. victoria's secret has been under fire for using a native american headdress for one of its models. they say the lingerie maker is spitting on our culture. they've apologized and they're cutting the controversial outfit from their show. if you hear a roar, there's a crowd for the show, one direction. we had to drag bill in. >> they were holding my spot. >> fans have been lined up since sunday for the bands performance on the today's show. today's date may ring a bell for some of our viewers.
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>> on november 13th felix unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence. that request came from his wife. >> once a week for five years, felix unger was kicked out of his house and forced to live with oscar madison, an odd couple. kind of like the one i've ever seen here. >> i dmoent what you're talking about. >> who would be neat and montpelier o who would be mess bring. this come from wnbc. this group of veterans chose to help out victims from hurricane sandy. over 100 military vets spent their day handing out aid to hurricane sandy victims. they've been on the ground in new york since the superstorm hit. i'm lynn berry, this is your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. ♪
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live look outside at 4:28, just the kind of morning you don't like to wake up to. it's cold. it's raining. it's windy, but we'll get through the day. welcome, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today." . a triple shooting and stabbing happened just three miles apart. the stabbing happened at 51st street just after 1:00. when the police arrived, they found two women and one child with stab wounds.
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all are expected to be okay. no word on a suspect. then just a few minutes later police got called for shots fired on the 200 block of "c" street, and that's where police found a man in his 50s shot in the chest. he is in critical condition. no word on a motive or suspect in the case. today former d.c. chairman kwame brown will find out if he's headed to prison. brown admitted to lying on an application to obtain bank loans. he faces up to six months in prison, but the prosecution is only asking for six days behind bars followed by three years of supervised release. brown will also be sentenced today in d.c. superior court on a misdemeanor campaign violation. he faces up to six months behind bars on that charge too. opening statements in a murder case involving a bowie state university student. alexis simpson is accused of stabbing her roommate dominique fraser to death last year. the two


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